Cast: Ajay Devgn, Parineeti Chopra, Tabu
Direction & story: Rohit Shetty
Screenplay: Yunus Sajawal
Producers: Rohit Shetty, Sangeeta Ahir
Production company: Rohit Shetty Productions, Mangal Murti Films
Music director: Amaal Malik, S.Thaman, DJ Chetas
Background score: Amar Mohile
Editor: Bunty Nagi
Release date: 20-10-2017
Censor certificate: UA
Run time: 2hrs, 31mins
Genre: Horror, Comedy
Ajay Devgn and his four friends stay in an orphanage. There’s a ghost bungalow next to their school. They move out of the place and re-visit after growing up. Parineeti Chopra and Tabu are living in that ghost bungalow. What happens after the forms the remaining story.
Ajay Devgn is fit and has played his part well. Parineeti Chopra is the best out there as she gets a good character and she looks bubbly & cute as well. Tabu’s role till interval is mysterious and creates impact. Tamil actor Thalapathy Vijay’s ‘Varlam Varlam Vaa’ song played during hero’s intro brings out the energy. All the music directors have composed quality music and mainly the opening song is a big boost. Amar Mohile’s background score is neat and mostly subtle. Jomon.T.John’s cinematography is very good and camera quality is rich.
Rohit Shetty’s direction is extremely monotonous and lack of maturity is so visible in each and every scene. Story is also weak with no sort of freshness or so. Yunus Sajawal’s screenplay is poor with zero engaging elements and absolutely no logic, also the progression treats as if the viewers are fools. Dialogues are also too kiddish and pathetic & senseless at times. Entertainment value is also missing due to already much seen regular flow and substance-less content. The jokes are silly and mindless, hence doesn’t really brings out the laugh. Falling under the horror-comedy genre, there is not even a single scary scene, also its our fault if we raise the question if there’s any comedy in it. Editing is poor and there are plenty of lags in the movie, many portions could’ve been easily trimmed away. Parineeti Chopra’s flashback wasn’t effective enough to give an impact. Being given a tailor made role for Neil Nitin Mukesh, he failed to impress with only a little screen space. There is not even a basic line or logic that can manage a viewer to a one time watch, the frustration it gives is unimaginable and the flow is boring to the core. None of the side characters are used correctly, they’re simply added to fill up the frame, in the countless number not even single person hold in our minds. Prakash Raj also appears in a badly written role, wasting such a talent like is definitely a sin.
Unimaginably boring horror comedy in which ‘Director Rohit Shetty’ annoys us yet again.
Movie Rating – 1.5/ 5.
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